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Southern Pacific Engine 1413 and Coal Car

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, unframed

Southern Pacific Engine 1413 and Coal Car

The Napa Valley Railroad was built from the head of navigation on the Napa River to Napa , St. Helena and Calistoga. It was backed by a group headed by Samuel Brannan, a Calistoga resort owner. The track from Soscol to Napa was completed on July 11, 1865. The NVRR reached Oakville on September 15, 1867, St. Helena on February 27, 1868, and Calistoga on July 31, 1868. An engine such as the one pictured traversed the Napa Valley.

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Anderson Brothers

Oil on canvas, 00″ x 00″, unframed

Anderson Brothers       

In 1919 Oscar and Martin Anderson opened the St. Helena Tire & Vulcanizing Works on Main Street between Hunt and Spring. In 1921 they moved the gas station and auto repair to the corner of Pope Street and Main Street, formerly the site of a blacksmith shop. They operated thus until 1945 when their business morphed into an appliance store.

Wyn Ericson

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Wyn Ericson’s Art experience started at a young age. Wyn was raised in a family of artists in Southern California. His father is a Plein-air artist and Art teacher and his mother has a background in Machine Drafting and Tool Design and Technical Illustration. His extended family, also artists and teachers, have all grown to love art with a passion. Outdoor country life is one of Wyn’s favorite past times. Exploring Yosemite Valley, hiking through the Sierras and exploring the Northern Coast is where his artwork begins. “Ever since I can remember, I have always loved to create art.” After graduating from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Art with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting he decided to pursue a career in Art. He then went on to get his California Teaching Credential in Art education and finished his Master’s in Education in 2007 from Point Loma University.  

Wyn is 36 years of age and currently teaching in Napa Valley where he enjoys creating art using a variety of mediums in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Wyn continues to paint scenes that are timeless and can be shared for a life time to come.